Interest LevelReading LevelReading A-ZATOSWord Count
Grades 3 - 7Grades 3 - 5S5.028182
Newbery Award-winning author Richard Peck is at his very best in this fast-paced mystery adventure. Fans of The Tale of Desperaux, A Little Princess, and Stuart Little will all be captivated by this memorable story of a lovable orphan mouse on an amazing quest.

The smallest mouse in London’s Royal Mews is such a little mystery that he hasn't even a name. And who were his parents? His Aunt Marigold, Head Needlemouse, sews him a uniform and sends him off to be educated at the Royal Mews Mouse Academy. There he's called "Mouse Minor" (though it's not quite a name), and he doesn't make a success of school. Soon he's running for his life, looking high and low through the grand precincts of Buckingham Palace to find out who he is and who he might become.

Queen Victoria ought to be able to help him, if she can communicate with mice. She is all-seeing, after all, and her powers are unexplainable. But from her, Mouse Minor learns only that you do not get all your answers from the first asking. And so his voyage of self-discovery takes him onward, to strange and wonderful places.
Hardcover, 240 pages
Published on July 2, 2013 by Dial Books
ISBN-10: 0803738382
ISBN-13: 9780803738386
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  • breathofthewild
    breathofthewildTuesday, December 15, 2020 at 11:56 am55 stars
    I love this book so far! It is about a little orphan mouse with no name who leaves the Mews to go and find out some information about his past. He goes and meets lots of people, like the cat, the horse, and even the queen! I think you should read this if you love books with adventure!
    • ocean611
      ocean611Thursday, April 9, 2015 at 6:13 pm44 stars
      I loved how it got right in to the action.
      • puffballs
        puffballsSaturday, February 14, 2015 at 4:21 pm55 stars
        • willows
          willowsTuesday, October 28, 2014 at 2:17 pm44 stars
          I loved it. Little mouse with no name finds himself before a horse, cat and his aunt. I'm not telling you the other ones. :)
          • piggypiggy123
            piggypiggy123Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 7:54 am55 stars
            i have only read 6 pages but i love it